dying light

Sanvers Week Day 6 - Smut

I just graduated on day 6, so sorry this one is late @queercapwriting ! This is my first time trying to write sex (so much harder than I thought???) and it turned out very fluffy for some reason? Oh well. Hope you enjoy : )

They really should be sleeping.

But it’s not often they get a whole day off together, let alone a whole week, and it really has been a hell of a year.

Finding each other, learning each other, starting their lifetime of firsts.

Overcoming fears to let themselves be loved, to let themselves love another.

Surviving wounds. Kidnappings. Drownings. Invasions.

A hell of a year.

They really should be sleeping, but instead it’s past 3am and they’re drinking red wine from the bottle in the dying light of a driftwood fire, feet tender from the long walk over rocks to get to this more private part of the beach using only their phones for light, giggling like teenagers sneaking out.

In a way, Alex is a teenager sneaking out. It’s been strange, being back in Midvale, her mother out of town, the house to themselves.  Making out with Maggie on the couch, on her bedroom floor, waking up together in a bed she’d never been allowed to bring boys to, that only Vicki Donahue had ever been permitted to sleep in.

She could only have imagined this, back then – sitting before a fire, squeezing gently the fingers of another person, clumsily reaching a milestone a decade too late.

Even so, Alex can only smile and kiss the back of her love’s hand. Maggie was worth the wait.

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I was tagged by @thenekopastel to do the recently listen to challenge 😊

Rules: List the top song (doesn’t matter how many) you’ve been listening to then tag whoever you want.

1. Waterfall (feat. Sia & P!nk) by Stargate

2. Lust for Life (feat. The Weeknd) by Lana Del Rey

3. Coachella - Woodstock in my Mind by Lana Del Rey

4. To be Human (feat. Labyrinth) by Sia

5. I Do What I Love by Ellie Goulding

6. There for You by Martin Garrix & Troye Sivan

7. Simple & Clean by Utada Hikaru

8. The Cure by Lady Gaga

9. Diamond Hard by Kerli

10. Woman by Harry Styles
I know tag @monster-axl @dying-street-lights @mermxidmotel @caramelosrancios

@cmoonishere @ablogthingy @handsomegaymazing @rulingvenus @dzenebetice @neveryourstruly @offscreenfamous @strepthrussy @dol-drums @blairthewarriorprince @blorde @afterdarkanimal @dandelion–fluff @gotahugsintokyo @jsgrossman @daveydiscoballs @monsterluff @vulgareccentric and anyone else who wants to do this!
10 songs you are “vibing this week”

Tagged by: @fool-errant

It’s a mixture of reflective songs and some are sad and others merely instrumental. And a few I just hum to myself–especially the Katamari one because I got in the habit of doing so.

Tagging: @quinleything @high-prince-vanity @laurathia @ahsimwithsake @jimenko @moptophero @lifeaftermeteor @chronicwhimsy @combination-nc

“markimoo… please… dont shoot,” i begged, but markipliers glasses glinted in the dying light, eyes dark with bloodlust, and i knew i would be given no mercy. his finger tightened on the trigger

Hopeless Hearts

Drabbles

jessicamarcia requested: Jungkook + Idol/Fan AU 
Pairing: Jungkook | Reader
Genre: Fluff
Word Count: 17,378
Author’s Note: Tbh I had some apprehension about this request because an idea I stumbled upon that just kept coming back to me was directly from this fantasy I kept about having about what would happen if I ever meet Jungkook and how and this just feels very personal to me as a result. Regardless, I decided to share because I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t decide to contribute my pain to the fandom.

ALSO, sentences in italics are being spoken in Korean.

Summary: You never understood the gravity of your position as an intern working Kcon until you fall for one of your favorite idols, Jeon Jungkook—quite literally too.

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Sometimes you think you have a lot of mixed feelings when it comes to your job.

On one hand, it’s a pretty incredible opportunity, one that you acknowledge not a lot of people get to experience first hand: which is working as an intern in the event operations department for Kcon—the annual Korean convention in which big Kpop groups will travel around the world to bring their music and their joy to the international fanbase. For someone who never actually had the means and the ability to make the trip as an audience member of your own accord, it’s fascinating to witness the back-the-scenes sight of how much effort and how much time goes into planning and organizing an event of this scale.

And because Kcon it in of itself is half a convention and half a concert, there were always many people needed to cover the different subsections of the event, which is where your role as an intern came into play. Given that there were two interns in the department of organizing the physicality of the event, you were put on the team mainly in charge of organizing the convention while the other intern assisted with scheduling of the talents and making sure the performances would go by smoothly.

But on the other end of that spectrum, working with vendors really allows you to see how many people handle responsibility and deadlines and it makes you want to pull the hair out of your roots. You like to think of yourself as a fairly reasonable person, giving a vendor 24 hours to respond to emails at the latest before having to resort to more emails and phone call—but this is absolutely ridiculous.

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My wife’s the reason anything gets done.
She nudges me towards promise by degrees.

She is a perfect symphony of one.

Our son is her most beautiful reprise.

We chase the melodies that seem to find us

Until they’re finished songs and start to play.

When senseless acts of tragedy remind us

That nothing here is promised, not one day

This show is proof that history remembers

We live through times when hate and fear seem stronger

We rise and fall and light from dying embers,

Remembrances that hope and love last longer.

And love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love, cannot be killed or swept aside.

I sing Vanessa’s symphony, Eliza tells her story.

Now fill the world with music, love, and pride.

— 

Lin Manuel Miranda

Happy Pride Month!! 🏳️‍🌈💘

Voltron Meta: Lion Switching as a Plot Device

Since it seems increasingly likely that we will get Lion Switching in season 3 (i.e. Keith piloting Black, Lance piloting Red, and Allura piloting Blue, as they did in Old Voltron) I thought I’d take a moment to address how this might work.

I’ve previously stated that I’m against any permanent Lion Switching, and I stand by that. I don’t think it would work narratively, for a number of reasons - not least of which is the fact that it would require Shiro to be permanently removed from the role of Black Paladin and either written into a diminished role or written out of the show entirely. I don’t think either of these choices fit with what the show has done with his character, and they would be disappointing steps to take in light of how important Shiro is as good representation of a traumatised, mentally ill character. @radioactivesupersonic has a great meta {here} about why it doesn’t make sense to kill off Shiro, and many of the same points apply to the question of removing Shiro as Black Paladin and replacing him with someone else (even if he doesn’t actually die, and instead takes on a lesser role).

To my mind it doesn’t make sense to spend two seasons building up Shiro’s bond with the Black Lion, even going so far as to have Shiro battle Zarkon in Voltron’s infinite void for control of the Lion… and then just get rid of Shiro and put another Paladin in his place. It negates much of the bonding he has done with Black, and renders his storyline a dead end. It’s narratively more satisfying to see Shiro’s connection with the Black Lion play out across the course of the show than it is to see another Paladin in the Black Lion on a permanent basis.

[this seems like a lot of trouble to go to just to get replaced is all i’m saying]

That said, I’m not averse to the idea of a temporary Lion Switch because I think it opens up some opportunities for interesting storytelling, and that’s what I want to get into below.

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the skulduggery pleasant books rated by mentions of dogs
  • scepter of the ancients: features dogs running freely in haggard with their tails wagging, a slobbery dog in a towtruck, and several other references to dogs. a solid dependable book. (8/10).
  • playing with fire: melissa mentions one of the edgley's owns owns three small dogs, says she prefers big dogs. valkyrie asks her if they're getting a dog. a tantalising conversation, but could be improved with more dogs. (6/10)
  • faceless ones: while there are two similes referencing dogs, this book contains no actual dogs. very disappointing. (2/10)
  • dark days: valkyrie asks her parents if they can get a dog. however, she also insults hannah foley's chinese crested dog. not cool. (4/10)
  • mortal coil: valkyrie see's a dog being taken for a walk at st anne's park. she also gives skulduggery a mug with a picture of her neighbour's one-eyed dog betty on it. this is pivotal to the ongoing development of both their character arcs. (9/10)
  • deathbringer: kenny goes to the park where he see's several small dogs playing in the sunshine. A few other references to dogs are made throughout the book. (7/10)
  • kingdom of the wicked: we learn of the existence of an alternate dimension where mevolent and his army kill dogs.this is awful, just awful (-10/10)
  • last stand of dead men: contains one real dog and one fake dog-like-alien, i would have prefered two dogs (5/10)
  • dying of the light: valkyrie finally gets the dog she's always wanted. xena is amazing, a very good dog. couldn't be happier for my girl. (11/10)